by Lucy Wyndham-Read
Bond girls always have amazing bodies to die for. Even though we may not be able to get our own 007 we can still, with my simple moves, work on enhancing our own body shape so we can all feel glamorous just likea bond girl.
Exercise 1: The Bond Girl Bottom Lift
Stand facing your sturdy chair and grip both sides. Keep your tummy pulled in, and the knees slightly bent, with your heels off the floor.Now raise one leg behind you as high as you can and hold at the highest point. Squeeze the bottom tight, and do 50 tiny pulses. Then rest, and change to other leg. Remember to keep tummy pulled in and knees soft.
Exercise 2: Spies’ Thighs
Place both hands firmly on the chair. Have the knees slightly bent and tummy pulled in. Now extend one leg out to your side and hold for a second at the highest point, then slowly lower. Hold, then lift same leg again. Do 25 each leg.
Exercise 3: Bikini Abs
Lie face up on the floor with your knees bent and feet resting on the chair. Place your fingertips by the side of your head, and lift head and shoulders off the floor. Now reach around with one hand to try and touch the side of the chair. Hold, then come back to centre, and then reach around to the other side. Aim to do this 30 times.
Exercise 4: The Wonder Bust Lift
Using a mat or towel to protect your knees, get down on to all fours, then push your hips forwards so your spine is in a straight line. Hands should be shoulder-width distance apart and in line with your chest. Now pull in tummy slowly, and lower your body towards the floor. Hold, then push back up. Aim to do 20.
Exercise 5: Armed and Ready
Stand in a split stance with knees slightly bent, keeping your tummy muscles pulled in. Holding your full water bottle, take the arms behind, with your palms facing the ceiling. Now hold and do tiny pulses. Aim to do 60.
Repeat the above circuit 3 times. Always spend a couple of minutes warming up and always cool down.
HOW TO GET THE MOST FROM THIS WORKOUT
You should look at doing this 3 times a week, and combine this with doing a walk, swim, bike ride or gym for 20 minutes.
The other key factor is to focus on eating small portions, plenty of vegetables, pulses, fish, lean meats, and fruit. Always drink your 8 glasses of water a day. And finally be strict with yourself – and if you commit then you’ll look fit!!!